Does anything eat whale sharks?

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Does anything eat whale sharks?
« on: 18/03/2013 05:13:24 »
This came from my 5 year old son. I know there are bigger beasts in the ocean, but would they bother with a whale shark?

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Re: Does anything eat whale sharks?
« Reply #1 on: 18/03/2013 11:54:30 »
I don't think the adult Whaleshark has any predators, though they may suffer the occasional bite from a particularly hungry Orca or perhaps some of the larger predatory sharks. But I seriously doubt this would be, by any stretch of the imagination, common.

The young Whaleshark, however, is predated by Orca, Blue Sharks and Blue Marlin.
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